Wednesday, September 29, 2010
SandWyrm Pattern Chimeras
A while back fellow blogger SandWyrm posted an excellent tutorial on creating set back Chimeras. I personally love the design as it makes our little chugs look much more like the badasses that they should be. It'll screw over your multilaser range a little bit, but cooler model trumps slightly limited functionality for me.
This chimera is the ride that my commander now claims as his personal one and is pretty much straight out of the tutorial but uses the new chimera kit. One of the great things about the set back version is that there are only 5 fire points modeled on the tank, and they aren't those terrible ugly lasguns. I think I'll use a meltagun, thankyouverymuch!
One embellishment that I made to SandWyrm's design is magnetizing the hull mounted weapon on both of these chimeras. I did this by cutting a piece of metal ruler tape and gluing it over the space where the hull weapon would be, then filing down the weapon and sticking a magnet inside. It saves magnets, is very cheap, and ensures that no matter what the polarity of your magnet it will always stick on.
As always, please leave any questions or comments that you have and feel free to contact me by e-mail. Thanks for reading!